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Valve's class-based toon-shaded multiplayer hat simulation with an FPS minigame around it. Announced in 1998, it was released in 2007 as part of the Orange Box.

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Do high ping kickers do anything for the server performance?

I'm talking about a plugin that kicks a player if their ping is too high/lagging. Does their lagging cause the server to lag more when they're connected or something?
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Why do I get “Error: Reliable snapshot overflow” while loading maps?

This happens to me about 80% of the time. The error appears right at the end of the map loading screen—when it says, "Loading client..." I get a popup: "ERROR: Reliable snapshot overflow". So I have ...
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Does the Widowmaker reward metal when the sentry is actively shooting?

Recently, I received the Widowmaker, and thought that initially it was a very useless weapon. It required metal to shoot, and did the same damage as a normal shotgun. However, on one server I played ...
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Does gifting items in TF2 to another player give them Premium status?

Concurrently me and my friends are F2P players on TF2, and I'm planning to upgrade to Premium soon (by buying a key from the shop). If I gift him an item from the shop, like a key, or a hat, or ...
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Is there a way to transfer a free game downloaded on one Steam account to another?

I downloaded Team Fortress 2 for free yesterday off Steam. I used my account to download it. My brother has set up his own now and would like to play TF2 on his, that way we could also have separate ...
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What do these numbers represent in trading?

I'm really new to trading. People make offers and ask something in return. Sometimes they ask for 5.66 ref, or 1.33, or 0.66, or 0.55, or 2.66 What do they all mean? I understand it is for metal but ...
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Capture replays in Team Fortress 2 without QuickTime

In order to save Replays in TF2, one needs Quicktime. I have several other codecs installed on my system, is there any way to make TF2 use them?
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DeGroot Keep - Why can the Scout use liquids, but not the Sniper? [closed]

On DeGroot Keep, the Scout can use Mad Milk (or Crit-a-Cola or Atomic Punch) but the Sniper can't use Jarate. Why is this?
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What is the purpose of disguising yourself as your own team?

In Team Fortress 2 as the spy, when you change to your Disguise Kit, you are presented with an option to change the team you are disguised as. Why would you ever want to disguise yourself as someone ...
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2nd Steam Account on the same Computer?

Will Creating a second steam account work on the same computer? Will I be able to play TF2 with the already downloaded version as an F2P on the new account, or will I have to download a 2nd version ...
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Show full disguise in replays?

If I have a replay in the new replay editor and I'm a Spy, how can I switch it so I show up as the actual class I'm disguised as? Even if I change to the enemy team from their view, I still show up as ...
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What does the “Eliminating The Impossible” item set really do (if it does anything at all)?

So a new update brought us the "Nine Pipe Problem" and the wiki tells me that if you equip the "Private Eye" and the "Nine Pipe Problem" you complete the "Eliminating The Impossible" item set which ...
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Bonus points (specifically) and how to get them

Is there a comprehensive list of ways to earn bonus points in TF2? I have seen here and there one way to do it with this class or the other, but there seems to be no complete list that I've found. ...
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2fort: Sentry at the intel, or at the spawn?

Playing as an engineer on TF2's 2fort, what is the best location for my sentry? Hayroom spawn? One sentry can cover the grate, battlements and courtyard (every path to intel is blocked), and you can ...
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Native class limiting

I remember someday it became possible to limit classes on tf2 server without using plugins, but now I cannot find any reference for that. Any hints variable names for class limiting?
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Is there anything I can do if I get ripped off?

I recently got scammed in a trade in Team Fortress 2. I know the person who did it. Is there any way for me to get my items back? Or will I have to live with the shame of my ignorance forever?
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How can I tell if a teleporter exit was picked up when I'm at the entrance?

When the other end of an active teleporter is destroyed or picked up by its builder, the end I'm facing will stop glowing and spinning. If the teleporter is destroyed, it will show up in the kill ...
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Are there disadvantages to activating auto-reload in TF2?

In Team Fortress 2, there is an option to automatically reload your weapon as soon as you stop firing. Furthermore, reloading can be interrupted by firing, and (except for the Force-a-Nature) ...
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What causes replays to come out very dark?

Using the built in replay editor, replays look fine (as they do in gameplay): But after saving the replay to a file, they come out very dark: Note it doesn't look too bad here since it's small, ...
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How can I more consistently pop enemies into the air as a soldier?

Now that I (finally) have The Reserve Shooter I've become interested in aerials, the ability to launch an unsuspecting player into the air and then do horrible mini-crit related things to them before ...
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What types of kills are counted on Strange Flamethrowers?

When playing Team Fortress 2, I noticed that my Strange Flare Gun had more than double the amount of kills my Strange Degreaser had (I started using both of them at about the same time). Even though ...
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What's the Huntsman's headshot criteria?

As arrows are projectiles, they must use the (large unrotating unintuitive) physics hitbox instead of the bullet hitboxes. So how does the game know where the head is? Is it the same for all classes? ...
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Terrible Team Fortress 2 Performance

I've purchased a graphics card lately, a Nvidia Geforce 210, with awesome features. The only downside is my RAM (512). Every kind of video requirement I can max out with this graphics card but my RAM ...
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How do I defeat a Pyro being a Pyro?

I would like some tips to beat the other pyro being a pyro. What weapons should I use? Is it more favorable to use a shotgun rather than a flamethrower?
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Is the range of the Phlogistinator actually longer than the range of the other flamethrowers?

Look at the next few seconds of this video, demonstrating the phlogistinator in action: ...
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How do I send someone else TF2 replay files?

What files do I need to include when sending someone else a replay? Just the numbered ones from the same group in \steamapps\[username]\team fortress 2\tf\replay\client\blocks or does that need to be ...
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Does buying the Orange Box grant you premium status in TF2?

If you are a free to play user of TF2 and you purchase the Orange Box, do you get premium status and the Proof of Purchase in TF2?
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How much damage does fire do?

How much damage does burning do over it's lifetime? Does it differ depending on class or the pyro's weapon?
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Windows can't see or connect to Macs on a TF2 server

Trying to play Team Fortress 2 at work and the Windows machines can't connect to the Mac machine's server and vice versa, when we create a local server. Tried connecting through the console directly ...
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Team Fortress 2 Beta Icon Stuck on Launchpad in Mac OS X

I am currently running OS X 10.7.2 with an updated version of Steam installed. I recently downloaded the Team Fortress 2 Beta to this Mac and then removed it via Steam's "Delete Local Game Content." ...
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How do I get items in Team Fortress 2?

I picked up the Orange Box, mostly to play Portal, but I've played TF2 a bit here and there. In all my playing, I've never seen an item drop. Am I just not looking properly? Do I have to run up and ...
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Steam doesn't show MW2 or TF2 in library on different computer

I'm trying to install my steam games (and play hopefully) on a different computer. I installed steam, logged into my account and for some reason, it only shows Portal. I only have three games ...
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What are some good tactics to use on DeGroot Keep?

I'm struggling on DeGroot Keep. Are there any specific strategies to win rounds consistently?
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What does picking up Winter Gifts in TF2 do?

In the new TF2 winter update I have noticed that when some people die, they leave behind a gift. I have picked several of these gifts up, but nothing has been placed in my inventory and I have gotten ...
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Where can I find TF2 Servers that play Freight or Fastlane?

I can't seem to find servers running those maps (except Wonka Gaming, and those are only full of bots all the time). They are two of my favorite maps. When I started playing Team Fortress 2 earlier ...
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Team Fortress 2 Missing Fonts & Poor Performance on Ubuntu 11.10/Wine 1.3

I just installed Team Fortress 2 on Ubuntu 11.10 x64 with Wine 1.3. It works, but I am missing fonts or something. In the servers dialog, the fonts seem blury. In other dialogs (using those "Team ...
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How can I make Quick Play Start Working

Up until not long ago, I could go into the quick play section, hit the "play now" button, and I would get a server. Recently it has stopped working, saying there are no servers available. Yet I can ...
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How do you prevent specific class scripts from transfering to all classes?

I just started scripting and have a bunch for spy (to modify the cursor, remove view model, modify sensitivity, rebind keys, etc.). How do I prevent scripts in the spy.cfg class file from spreading ...
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PC hangs for 1 second, every 30 seconds, while playing TF2. Does not occur with newer games

Last week I bought a new PC with these specs: Mem: Kingston HyperX KHX1600C9D3K4/16GX CPU: Intel Core I5 2500K Boxed MoBo: Asus ROG Maximus IV GENE-Z GPU: MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III Power Edition/OC ...
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Do AFK players earn items?

In game, I see a lot of AFK (away from keyboard) players. Does being AFK allow you to get items from the item drop system?
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How to change my HUD?

I have seen some videos of people with HUDs that look a ton better then the default, so my question is how do I change my HUD in TF2? Is it something I have to do manually or is there some place where ...
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Are there any other unique items in TF2 other than Top Notch?

Top Notch is an item currently existing as only a single copy, owned by Notch (of course). Are there any other limited or unique items in either TF2? ("Limited" meaning items which were only ever ...
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How is my disguised loadout determined if I disguise as a class that's not in play?

Say RED has no sniper. I'm a BLU spy disguised as a RED sniper. This means my apparent nick will be determined at random. IIRC, I might even get my own nick. What about my loadout? Will I be using ...
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How do you properly sticky jump?

I've taken a sticky jumper for a test run from the store as I have to admit I'm not really good at sticky jumping. (It also makes a great combo with the pain train for back capping purposes.) What I ...
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Is there a way to know which achievement to go for next?

Is there an Achievement tool that tells me which achievements I should go for next in Team Fortress 2? e.g. the easiest one or the one that that will give me my next milestone. A similar service for ...
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How do I automatically skip the valve loading movie on Steam/TF2? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to automatically skip the intro videos in Left 4 Dead? Each time I open TF2 I see the wonderful valve loading movie, I remember there was an option of ...
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Do map stamps take inventory space?

If I were to purchase the Map Stamps Collection, would I need eighteen inventory slots?
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Is it possible to obtain a set of the Mann Co. Supply Crate Keys?

I have a few crates in my inventory that I would like to open. I wondered if it was possible to have a pack of keys? I am not talking about trading. I'm talking about one item that gives me X keys. ...
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With proper aim can an Ambassador always one-shot a sniper?

I'm working on my Skullpluggery achievement for Spy. For a while I thought it was straight-forward -- just point, pause (for accuracy), and fire. Worked everytime, until lately, where my lucky streak ...
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Has Team Fortress 2 sped up?

This may seem like an odd question, but have any of the general speed stats of TF2 changed? It's been a while since I've played TF2, but when I had a game earlier tonight, it seemed somehow quicker, ...